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Katherine Vosters will become the UW’s new director of student-athlete recruitment. Vosters has spent eight years working with the UW men’s basketball team, serving as director of basketball operations for the last three seasons. She is a UW-Madison graduate.
From painting her hair pink to welcoming students to campus, dressing up as a wizard to strengthening inclusivity, Lori Berquam’s past 10 years as dean of students have been about making Madison a place for all students. She is proud to say the UW has “a big heart.”
After three years of helping UW inventors become entrepreneurs, John Biondi is leaving his position as director of Discovery to Product (D2P) on Aug. 31 to concentrate on his own business. With apple season right around the corner, he is sure to be busy.
Emeritus Professor Robert Hauser has been chosen as executive officer of the American Philosophical Society. Hauser led the landmark Wisconsin Longitudinal Study, which has followed the Wisconsin high school class of 1957 to study the course of life and aging.
UW-Madison’s LaVar J. Charleston has been named assistant vice chancellor of student diversity, engagement and success at UW-Whitewater. Charleston currently serves as assistant director of Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB).
Professor and Associate Dean Carrie Sperling has received the 2017 Women in the Law award, presented by the Wisconsin Law Journal. The award is given annually to women lawyers who have achieved excellence in their careers and who have influenced other women to pursue legal careers.
Shawn T. Kelly has been chosen president-elect of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Kelly, who has a landscape architecture business in Williams Bay, has taught here for 21 years. He created and manages the UW-Madison Center for Sustainable Design.
Chemistry Professor Ned Sibert is one of 65 newly selected American Chemical Society fellows. Sibert is an expert in theoretical chemistry, which — unlike experimental chemistry — uses math and computational tools to study and make predictions about chemical systems and their properties.
Mike Peters has been named director of UW-Madison’s Agricultural Research Station network. Peters majored in dairy science here, and was student manager of the Dairy Cattle Center — residing in the barn’s second-floor living quarters for three years.
The National Academy of Education announced the recipients of the 2017 NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral and Dissertation Fellowship Programs on May 25, and no institution is home to more winners this year than UW-Madison’s School of Education. Four faculty members will each receive $70,000.
Returning adults and other nontraditional students have broader access to UW–Madison today, thanks to the tireless work of Judith Strand. Following 40 years at three universities, Strand retired this month from her post as associate dean in the Division of Continuing Studies.
John Kutzbach has been awarded China’s highest scientific honor for foreigners for 30 years of collaboration advancing American and Chinese climate science. Kutzbach uses models of Earth’s climate to both better understand previous climates and more accurately predict future ones.
After nearly a decade as the gatekeeper for the Records Management Program at UW-Madison, Certified Records Manager Peg Eusch is retiring. Eusch is the person charged with ensuring the employees of UW-Madison understand proper records creation, management and retention.
The Madison Student Personnel Association recognized the work of eight employees who work in student services. Founded in 1956, the SPA exists to create connections among people who work with students to support, enhance and reinforce the university’s learning mission.
Ophelia Venturelli, an assistant professor of biochemistry, is one of two researchers in the UW System to earn seed funding from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Shaw Scientist Program to pursue innovative approaches to advancing human health while supporting their career development.
Randall Goldsmith, an assistant professor of chemistry, is among the 13 U.S. early-career faculty members in the chemical sciences to win a 2017 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award. Goldsmith’s research group works to develop methods to examine the behavior of individual molecules during chemical reactions.
Dawn Crim, associate dean in the School of Education, is leaving her post to become assistant state superintendent for the Division for Student and School Success in the Wisconsin DPI. The division is responsible for ensuring that all children attain proficiency in meeting the Wisconsin Academic Standards.
Meloney Linder is one of six winners of the Internet2 Gender Diversity Award. Linder serves as associate dean in the Wisconsin School of Business. The award was established with the aim of getting more women in the information technology field within research and education.